Organization & Contact persons

Aiming to create a good working atmosphere and team dynamics as well as to facilitate exchanges on specific topics, the OAO has chosen:



  • to structure its activities into several main domains, and
  • to determine a contact person for each of these domains.


Biology and biogeochemistry, coordination, calibration & prospectives


Interaction between physics and biogeochemistry, data quality control & database


Marine optics & remote sensing


Integration of sensors, test and deployment at Sea & follow-up of real-time data


Electronics & development of sensors


Development of new platforms & applications


Physics & ocean dynamics


Outreach & web editorial


Visual, language & other support